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WR Mohamed Sanu
With defensive end addressed, it was time to re-assess our needs.
I huddled up with Bears Featured Columnist Bob Warja and we took stock of what and who we should consider now.
Wide receiver is obviously one of the top areas of need since I didn't take a receiver in Round One. Wideouts I would consider for a second-round choice would be Mohammed Sanu, Rueben Randle and Marvin Jones. Bob agreed on Randle and Sanu but said he also would take Marvin McNutt and Juron Criner in the second round. I think second might be too high for McNutt but I'm open to Criner if Randle, Jones and Sanu are off the board.
How about a safety like Harrison Smith? He probably would end the Bears' revolving door at safety, and Bob and I both like Smith as an option.
A linebacker would be useful against those elite tight ends and running backs. Dont'a Hightower is still out there but highly unlikely to end up with the Bears. Bob and I like Zach Brown, and I was also open to someone like Lavonte David.
Taking the best available offensive lineman is another possibility, though the quality of these guys is now dropping fast. Maybe someone like Kevin Zeitler or possibly Zebrie Sanders, although most "expert" mocks have Sanders going in the fourth round.
The Bears could also go cornerback to help the defense in what is an increasingly pass-happy league, and Bob and I both like Alfonso Dennard and Trumaine Johnson. I also would be happy with either Stephon Gilmore or Jayron Hosley.
Defensive tackle would really put the finishing touches on a dominant defensive line with Whitney Mercilus and Julius Peppers. Jerel Worthy would be, uh, worthy.
Pass-catching tight end Dwayne Allen is still out there, but with Kellen Davis and Matt Spaeth on the roster, I'd have to pull off a trade to consider Allen.
In terms of positional order of preference, I ranked them as WR, CB, OL, DT, S, LB. Bob agreed WR should be our first priority.
Of course, a lot of my decision will be based on who's left when it's the Bears' turn to pick at No. 50.
So how did that second round start out?